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December 2012 T HE KENTUCKY C HALLENGE A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE KENTUCKY MINISTRY NETWORK OF
December 2012
T HE KENTUCKY
C
HALLENGE
A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE KENTUCKY MINISTRY NETWORK OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
Have a Very, Merry Christmas

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Joseph S. Girdler Superintendent Office: 502.241.7111| Email: jsgirdler@kyag.org Lawrenceburg, KY Eddie Thomas, New Pastor at Beattyville
Joseph S. Girdler
Superintendent
Office: 502.241.7111| Email: jsgirdler@kyag.org
Lawrenceburg, KY
Eddie Thomas, New
Pastor at Beattyville AG
Prestonburg Praise AG
KYMN Planning to Impact Kentucky’s Cities
David Dauwe, New Pastor
at Stanton AG
Rachel, Senior Recognition at
South Oldham High School
First AG, Flemingsburg
First AG, Nicholasville
Missions Service
London Faith AG

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Stanley E. Holder Secretary/Treasurer Office: 502.241.7111| Email: seh@kyag.org It was a privilege to speak at the
Stanley E. Holder
Secretary/Treasurer
Office: 502.241.7111| Email: seh@kyag.org
It was a privilege to speak
at the 41 st anniversary of
Salem & Assembly of God
in Pewee Valley where
Dan Collard is the pastor.
Amelia Dock, the widow of Rev.
Robert Dock, and some of her family
on her 88 th birthday. Brother and
Sister Dock planted and pastored
many churches in Kentucky and
Indiana.
Be nice to Dan. He has
all kinds of “big guns”.
Pastor Debbie
Spainhoward, of
Cornerstone AG in
Morgantown surprised
us with “Pastor
Appreciation” gifts for
the District Executive
Officers. Jerry Parritt is
not pictured, but he also
received gifts.
Ida and I
enjoyed
attending the
November
JBQ matches
@ Lexington
First AG.
Some of my colleagues at
the School of Ministry
Summit. We now have 28
districts with a school of
ministry and a total of
4,000 students.
.
.
Dr. James
Bradford, our
General
Secretary,
addressing the
Districts Staffs
and Secretary/
Treasurers at the
“District Office
Seminar in
October.”
It was an honor to speak at
First AG in Nicholasville where
Terry Moore is the pastor.

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Christmas on the Back Porch Jerry Parritt Assistant Superintendent Office: 502.382.8377| Email: Carol’s got all the
Christmas on the Back Porch
Jerry Parritt
Assistant Superintendent
Office: 502.382.8377| Email:
Carol’s got all the lights up; correc2on, I have all the lights put
where she said to put them. The house looks “Christmasey.”
Mistletoe is hanging in the kitchen doorway where most of
the traffic goes and I can always catch her coming or going.
The yearly ques2on is, “What do you want for Christmas?”
Sound like your house? Well, I am ready for it this year. I am
making a list and s2cking it to the fridge. Curious if anything
will be under the tree that was on the list. We’ll see.
Christmas than I ever did. Come Christmas morning there was
no sign of the boots under the tree. I was heart sick. Then Dad
said, “Jerry, I think I saw Santa messing around the door to
your bedroom.” I shot in there and right behind the door were
those shiny black boots. They even fit. It was a few years un2l
I found out who Santa really was. I like the one liMle diMy that
says, “When I was a kid, I believed in Santa. When I was a
teenager, I found out who he was. When I became a Dad I
played Santa. Now that I’m older, I look like Santa.”
Speaking about asking, go back with me a few years, (for
some, a whole lot). Do you remember the very first Christmas
giL you asked for and it was under the tree with your name on
it? I do. It was a pair of knee high rubber boots. I remember
wri2ng a leMer to Saint Nick, yea, I was one of those warped
children that believed in Santa. Anyway, I told my Dad what I
wanted from Santa, while we sat on the “back porch” cracking
hickory nuts for Mom’s nut cake. That was a warm year in
Southern Illinois.
No maMer how old I get, Christmas holds an excitement and
an2cipa2on in the air for me. Weeks of prepara2on, ridiculous
amounts of money spent, 30 minutes into the giL exchange
and it’s over. Kids encircled with toys, parents smiling from
ear to ear and somewhere in the middle of the mess and
noise, sits memories, old and new, an empty chair or two,
some tears, and lots of love.
He would crack them and I would pick them….ate most of
what he cracked. Anyway, back to my story.
Remember. Had Jesus not come, born of a virgin, bearing the
humilia2on of the cross and rising from the dead, we would
never have a Christmas. Christmas is more than giLs and
2nsel. It’s the greatest love story ever told. WOW!<><
Dad told me he wasn’t sure Santa would be coming around
our house that year because things were really 2ght and Santa
had to take care of the important things. Wait a minute, my
boots were important. He told me to just send the leMer and
pray. I think I prayed harder in those few weeks before
From Our home to yours….Have a very, Merry, Christ-­‐filled
Christmas and Happy, God blessed New Year.
Jerry & Carol<><
Church Planting & Revitalization TerryCrigger Church Planting & Revitalization Director Office: 859.371.3787| Email: pastorterry@fuse.net During our
Church Planting & Revitalization
TerryCrigger
Church Planting & Revitalization Director
Office: 859.371.3787| Email: pastorterry@fuse.net
During our reunion celebration at FGA in Newport
(Christ’s Chapel River Campus) back in August, I was
told a wonderful story about God’s amazing provision
and a literal “church plant”.
planted that bill on that specific piece of property. He
and several others then prayed for God’s favor.
As you may well have guessed, the property owner
had no control over the power of prayer and the
If you have ever been to the FGA campus, you will
certainly remember the VERY steep hill on which the
church sits. The church was growing and parking
was limited. They needed an additional parking area
in order to keep growing as a congregation.
“planting” of a church.
It wasn’t long before he sold
that property to Full Gospel. It is now a level parking
lot and has served a variety of purposes over the
years from tent meetings to community outreach
events and church picnics.
There was a house and piece of property adjacent to
the property that James Fields had attempted to
purchase on several occasions, but the owner of the
house and property refused to let it go.
God used an act of faith and prayer to grow a little
church in Newport which has become a prominent
fixture in that city. His provision never ceases to
amaze me.
As an act of true faith, one of the board members
took a one dollar bill out of his pocket, dug a hole and
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas and New
Year!

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God has given us a great year! Our Men's Conference and Light for the Lost rallies
God has given us a great year! Our Men's
Conference and Light for the Lost rallies were all
outstanding events.
am also thankful and blessed to have pastors and
layman around the Kentucky District who support
Kentucky Men's Ministries in prayer, labor, and
finances.
I
I am certainly grateful for our churches, pastors
and individuals who gave and supported our
LFTL rallies this year.
want to wish you and your families a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I
I believe we will see many reports of people giving
their lives to Christ through the finances given
through the pledges from our Light for the Lost
rallies.
I
look forward to serving you in 2013. I believe God
will give us another fantastic year for the men of
the Kentucky District.
Lee
Kentucky Women’s Ministry Network Sharon Fridge MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I can not believe how quickly 2012 blew
Kentucky Women’s Ministry Network
Sharon Fridge
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
I can not believe how quickly 2012 blew
by! It has been a great year and I have
really enjoyed getting to know so many of
you and having the opportunity to
minister in your churches.
I am expecting great things for 2013! I am
introducing the National Theme for 2013
so that you can begin to plan your year
around it.
Have a Wonderful Christmas
&
Blessed New Year!
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Patsy Dennis
District Children’s Director
Phone: 859.553.5437
Glitz920@windstream.net
From the walkathons - to the celebrations and all the way down to
the Powette and retreats this year has been breathtaking to say the
least for our girls ministries,
I am so proud of all the new coordinators who have come along-
side us to begin their new programs. In 2013 we hope to have
many more join us. Other denominations are now calling us
to get discipleship into their girls programs. Wow! That's
incredible!
Remember, if you need training for your team… I am a phone
call away for you! Email me night or day with questions,
suggestions, comments or fanciful ideas!
Building Young Girls for Tomorrow's Great Leaders,
Patsy Dennis
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Patsy Dennis

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January 7 - 8, 2013 Start your year by joining with the Network Prayer Conference! 2013
January 7
-
8, 2013
Start your year by joining with the Network Prayer Conference!
2013 PRAYER
NETWORK
KENTUCKY MINISTRY
CONFERENCE
Testimonies, Altar time
Prayer, Fellowship,
at Cornerstone Assembly of
God
Host Pastor:
Rd.,
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Tom Lane
Danville, KY 40422
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Opening Session - 2:00 to 4:30pm
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Superintendent:
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859-236-8881
$84.00 + tax
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Morning Session - 9:00am
Dismissal - 11:30am
*All hotels include breakfast
KSOM At the Kentucky School of Ministry we prepare people for ministry.
KSOM
At the Kentucky School of Ministry we prepare people for ministry.

Most of these students are serving the Lord in their local church as a; Children’s Pastor/Worker, Youth Pastor/ Leader/Sponsor, Associate Pastor, Women’s Ministry Director, Men’s Ministry Director, Teacher, Board Member, Worship Team Leader/Member, Connect Team Minister, and in many other ways.

Our KSOM students are having a great impact throughout Kentucky. Of the 380 credentialed ministers in Kentucky, 70 are current or former KSOM students. Of those 70 KSOM students who are credentialed ministers; 29 are now, or have been the Pastor of a church in Kentucky (three of which are successful church planters), two are the Pastor of a church outside of Kentucky (one in Florida, one in Kansas), two are M issionary Associates, one is a Sectional Presbyter, and one is an Assistant Presbyter.

Since 2004, hundreds of students have prepared themselves for ministry by completing course work through KSOM. Those students are from throughout Kentucky; from Paducah to Raceland; from Erlanger to Corbin, and all places in between. We also had students from Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

We are so grateful that the Lord has made our mission statement our reality; KSOM, we prepare people for ministry, it’s not just for preachers anymore; it’s for everyone. KSOM serves the local church by helping good church members become better church members.

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SPEED THE LIGHT TOP 25 GIVING CHURCHES JANUARY- OCTOBER 2012 1. Henderson, First Assembly $13,987.57 2.
SPEED THE LIGHT
TOP 25 GIVING
CHURCHES
JANUARY-
OCTOBER 2012
1.
Henderson, First Assembly
$13,987.57
2.
Frankfort, First Assembly
$7,743.00
3.
Lexington, First Assembly
$5,898.85
4.
Owensboro, Calvary Temple
$5,118.30
5.
Louisville, Trinity Chapel
$4,962.45
6.
Martin, First Assembly
$4,850.00
7.
Louisville, Hillview AG
$4,779.80
8.
Owensboro, Good Shepherd
$4,390.69
9.
Mayfield, First Assembly
$4,207.29
10.
Louisville, Calvary Christian Center
$3, 759.00
$100 STUDENT GIVING FOR SPEED THE LIGHT 2012
11.
Bowling Green, New Life Church
$3,033.64
12.
Clinton, First Assembly of God
$2,893.00
Lindsey Hooper-Dawson Springs, Dayspring AG
13.
Erlanger, Christ’s Chapel
$2,812.29
Steve Bearden-Dawson Springs, Dayspring AG
Nathan Bearden-Dawson Springs, Dayspring AG
14.
London, Faith Assembly of God
$2,512.10
Dylan Woodruff-Dawson Springs, Dayspring AG
15.
Earlington, Assembly of God
$2,486.07
Emily Garrett-Dawson Springs, Dayspring AG
Luke Yantz-Bedford, New Life Assembly
16.
Elizabethtown, Calvary Assembly
$2,404.23
Logan Hurd-Earlington, AG
17.
Versailles, Kingsway Assembly
$2,253.87
Jonathan Harvey-Earlington AG ● Mackenzie Cotton-EarlingtonAG
Savannah Bean-Earlington AG
18.
Paducah, Victory Worship Center
$2,215.05
Jake Alatraca-Louisville, Calvary Christian Center
19.
Frankfort, New Harvest
$2,154.00
Nick Reimer-Louisville, Calvary Christian Center
James Gladin-Louisville, Calvary Christian Center
20.
Nicholasville, First Assembly
$1,967.72
Jessica Bone-Fulton, New Life Worship Center
21.
Cynthiana, Living Hope Assembly
$1,909.86
Kayelee Caudill-Fulton, New Life Worship Center
Robby Cox-Fulton, New Life Worship Center
22.
Elizabethtown, Lakeside Worship Center $1,905.29
Will Cox-Fulton, New Life Worship Center
23.
Paris, River of Life Ministries
$1,796.42
Corey Jenson-Martin First AG ● Joseph Johnson-Martin First AG
Jammy Johnson-Martin First AG ● Linda Johnson-Martin, First AG
24.
Flemingsburg, AG
$1,718.13
Phyllis Conley-Martin First AG ● Donald Yates-Martin, First AG
25.
Pikeville, Jubilee Christian AG
$1,580.04
Ryan Coleman-Martin First AG ● Abigail Coleman-Martin First AG
Sherri Coleman-Martin First AG
Ashley Arnett- Salyersville, Bethel AG
Lindsey Arnett- Salyersville, Bethel AG
Rachel Girdler-Louisville, Trinity Chapel
David Gauze-Cynthiana, Calvary AG
Nathan Gauze-Cynthiana, Calvary AG
Cameron Blankenship-Cynthiana, Calvary AG
Sarah Nichols-Cynthiana, Calvary AG
Anna Nichols-Cynthiana, Calvary AG
Kyla Sowder-Cynthiana, Calvary AG
Elijah Mullins-Flemingsburg, AG
Seth Fawns-Flemingsburg, AG ● Allie Hill-Flemingsburg, AG
Kaela Redden-Frankfort, New Harvest
Ezra Harrison-Frankfort, New Harvest
Jonah Harrison-Frankfort, New Harvest
Clara Shawver-Frankfort, New Harvest
Laci Davis-Henderson, First AG
Maddie Mitchell-Henderson, First AG
Katie Mitchell-Henderson, First AG
Gabe McGovern-Paducah, Concord Christian Center
Elisha Wilcox-Shelbyville, Grace AG
8
December 2012

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SAVE THE DATE Keynote Speaker: 2013 J o Minister ’ s Orientation & Leadership Conference h
SAVE THE DATE
Keynote
Speaker:
2013
J
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Minister ’ s Orientation &
Leadership Conference
h
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L
i
Camp Crestwood
August 20, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
n
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John and Debbie Lindell live life full-on with a passionate love for God and a
desire to see His purpose unleashed in the lives of people. For the past 21 years
they have served together as Lead Pastors of James River Assembly, a dynamic
and life-filled church in Ozark, MO that has grown to over 12,000 people in
weekly attendance. John and Debbie love to see the church flourish and lives
transformed by the power of God. They have 2 married sons, David and
Brandon, and a daughter, Savannah.

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KSOM At the Kentucky School of Ministry we prepare people for ministry. January 18-19, 2013 Class
KSOM
At the Kentucky School of Ministry we prepare people for ministry.
January 18-19, 2013
Class registration cost is $55 + the cost of textbook(s).
at Camp Crestwood
An additional $5 will be needed for breakfast, if desired.
The registration fee includes overnight lodging at Camp
Registration begins at 5:30 pm on Friday in the Cafeteria.
Chapel and Student Orientation begins at 7:00 pm
Crestwood and student study guide. Textbooks are
required to complete the study guide. Students must
The deadline for registration is December 28, 2012.
acquire a copy of the textbooks to complete the course.
Credential
Class
Textbook(s)
Please note: Textbooks are available through our website
Level
at www.kyag.org/enrollment-registration/ then click on the
“Order textbooks here” line.
We also have a new
Certified or
Life of Christ
Diploma in
The Life of Christ: Ralph Riggs AND
A Harmony of the Four Gospels:
Biblical
Orville Daniel (Second Edi9on)
agreement with Christian Book Distributors for books. If
you order through the “Order Textbooks Here” link on the
KSOM Enrollment and Registration webpage, KSOM gets
Studies
The Harmony book is a Mandatory
Required reading textbook
8% of any books and 5% of any e-books you purchase
Price thru KSOM: $16 (Riggs bk) + $18
(Daniel bk) + $5 shipping fee (if
needed)
through this link (even non KSOM items ordered through
CBD using this link gives money back to the School of
Ministry).
Licensed
Introduction to
Systematic
Systema9c Theology : Stanley M.
Horton
Theology
Price thru KSOM: $30 + $5 shipping
fee (if needed)
The study guide will be mailed to the student upon
registration. Completed Study Guide must be handed in
upon arrival. Students must copy their completed Study
Ordained
Apologetics
A Ready Defense: Josh McDowell
Guide PRIOR to arriving and use the copy during class for
further study. Registration information is available at
www.kyag.org/enrollment-registration/ or call or email
or
Debbie Brown for details or information 502-241-7111 Ext.
Continuing
Price thru KSOM: $16 + $5 shipping
fee (if needed)
22, or djb@kyag.org.
Education
Rebecca
Henslee
teaching
"The
Local
Church
in
Evangelism."
Attorney Josh Harp teaching "Church
and Law." Every pastor
and board
member should attend this class.
Phil
"Wild
Thing"
Walton
teaching
"Romans."

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KSOM At the Kentucky School of Ministry we prepare people for ministry. C lass D ate
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At the Kentucky School of Ministry we prepare people for ministry.
C lass D ate
C ertifieD M inister
l evel i C ourses
l iCense to P reaCh
l evel ii C ourses
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l evel iii C ourses
Life of Christ
Apologetics
J anuary
18-19, 2013
CER101
Introduction to
Systematic Theology
ORD302
LIC203
F ebruary
15-16, 2013
The Acts of the Holy
Spirit
Eschatology
Pastoral Ministry
2
LIC206
ORD303
CER102
A/G History/
Missions/Governance
Leadership Skills
1& 2 Corinthians
M arch
15-16, 2013
LIC204
ORD301
CER104
0
Prison Epistles
M ay
10-11, 2013
CER106
Introduction to
Homiletics
Preaching in Cultural
Context
LIC205
ORD305
Missions
J une
7-8, 2013
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LIC209
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1
Old Testament Survey
Psalms & Proverbs
a ugust
16-17, 2013
Relationships &
Ethics in Ministry
LIC201
ORD307
CER105
s epteM ber
3
13-14, 2013
Introduction to
Hermeneutics
New Testament
Survey
Prayer & Worship
ORD304
CER108
LIC202
Pentateuch
O ctO ber
11-12, 2013
Introduction to
Pentecostal Doctrines
LIC208
ORD306
CER107
The Local Church
in Evangelism
Romans
Church & Law
n O veM ber
8-9, 2013
LIC207
ORD308
CER103
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Teen Challenge Awarded Three Community Grants
Inside the walls at our three Teen Challenge centers, we know that lives are changing every day. When the community sees the impact as well, we
know the message we preach and the hope we share is spreading beyond our campuses. This fall, Teen Challenge was honored to receive three
grants from corporations and organizations investing in local communities:
Zonta Club of Louisville gave $1300 to the Priscilla’s Place Expansion Campaign to purchase a double oven for our new
facility! On November 2 nd Julie Duvall and Jackie, a Priscilla’s Place student, shared about Teen Challenge at the Zonta
Awards dinner where Jackie testified that her relationship with God is what gave her purpose and helped her overcome
addiction.
The Staples Foundation has a mission to help organizations that are providing education or job skills training.
Staples gave $1,000 to Teen Challenge that will help the development of the newly constructed vocational
training center at Chad’s Hope in Manchester!
BP’s Fueling Communities grant was given to Chad’s Hope again this year as part of a three-year grant award. This
$12,500 grant funds the many activities that occur at Chad’s Hope everyday: chapel, teaching, counseling, meals
and housing.
Thank you to all of the foundations that have given as well as those of you who faithfully support Teen Challenge. We truly could not
do it without you! May you, your families and your churches have a blessed Christmas season!
Missions Paul & Betty Brannan District Missions Directors Phone 417-337-0695 l E-mail: pebrannan@aol.com MISSIONARY SUPPORT: WHO,
Missions
Paul & Betty Brannan
District Missions Directors
Phone 417-337-0695 l E-mail: pebrannan@aol.com
MISSIONARY SUPPORT: WHO, WHEN AND HOW
In normal times our door is open to out of state A/G missionaries, but when
There are many misconceptions about missionary support. Some are just
Kentucky has several of their own missionaries itinerating and their fate
misunderstandings which are of little consequence while others may bring great
depends on the Kentucky churches, we must ask that out of state missionaries
financial difficulty to the missionary on the field. Other misunderstandngs may
contact us at a later date.
actually cause offense in the local church due to a lack of knowledge of
WHEN SHOULD WE MAKE A COMMITMENT? The answer is: As soon as
proceedures within AGUSM and AGWM.
possible. It would be great if our churches would make a monthly commitment
I thought it might be worthwhile to give a brief overview at the process the
to the new missionary as soon as their approval is announced. It would shorten
missionary follows in raising his/her support.
itineration time considerably if more churches would do this.
WHO SHOULD WE SUPPORT? – I should underscore that as a fellowship of
If this isn’t feasible, please try to have a monthly commitment form signed and
believers we should desire to support missionaries from our own fellowship.
ready to give to the missionary when he/she visits your church for a service.
This will include both U.S. and World missionaries approved by their sending
HOW SHOULD WE SUPPORT OUR MISSIONARIES? In a word: faithfully. The
agency.
missionary is dependent on that monthly support. If a church misses a month
When a potential candidate for missionary service shares their burden with their
here or there or drops the missionary completely, this creates a hardship for the
pastor or district leader, they are advised to contact the appropriate missions
missionary and can even affect the missionary’s spirit if they feel they are being
department: U.S. Missions or World Missions. If, after consultation, they decide
abandoned by those on whom they are depending.
to proceed, the department contacts their district for a recommendation and a
We should begin sending support as soon as we sign the form. We should
commitment from the district that the district is capable of supporting this
understand that our commitment should last during their full term, although most
candidate. This means that both the missions department and the district expect
churches will continue with their support as long as the missionary is active.
that the missionary will raise the bulk of their support within their own district.
Contact the Following Missionaries for a Service
In other words, the district takes ownership of these candidate missionaries.
The churches within the candidate missionary’s district are expected and
Dawn Amsler – 502.905.5917 ● Martin & Charlotte Jacobson – 859.230.1760
encouraged to support this missionary before committing to out of state
Kent & Paige Parrish – 502.507.1268
missionaries
Available Missionary Associates
I have often explained it this way. The candidate must bake the cake in his/her
Mike & Ginger Behnke–270.322.1231
own oven (Kentucky). Most missionaries find some icing in other districts, but if
There is also another missionary and two missionary associates who are
they can’t bake their cake at home, they are in real trouble.
available for services—please call the District Office for more information.

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Rodney Goodlett Kentucky Youth Alive Office: 502.241.7111|Email: ky7@mac.com Don’t forget… WinterBall 2012 December 14th Sponsored by
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Gilbert Kerby Royal Rangers District Commander Phone: 888.776.8324|Email: expert_exteriors@yahoo.com Currently there are no activities for Kentucky
Gilbert Kerby
Royal Rangers District Commander
Phone: 888.776.8324|Email: expert_exteriors@yahoo.com
Currently there are no activities for Kentucky District Royal
Rangers in the cold month of December. That is not correct.
Christmas is an activity that should not be forgotten. Christmas is
actually a celebration of Christ’s birth. I have seen many such
celebrations and each one is exciting and a little different. One
that stands out during my youth was in Munich Germany. I
received my first BB gun. I did not shoot my eye out or my
brother’s, but I did break his two front teeth with the barrel. The
accident contributes to remembering but what makes that
Christmas predominant in my memory was what we did as a
family. My parents told my sister, brother and I to gather up 5 old
toys each. We then took the toys to a local orphanage and
distribute them to the children wishing them a Merry Christmas.
You might say that was my first mission trip. But as a youth of 9
years I did not view it as a mission trip but an act of giving to
others. Watching the orphans laugh and play with the toys brought
great joy to my heart. This Christmas see what you can give as
God gave to us his Son.
Merry Christmas!
Mike McClure
Kentucky District - Communications Coordinator

The Kentucky Challenge —A monthly publication of the Kentucky Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God

Christmas Sermon Idea Stan Holder, December 2012
Christmas Sermon Idea
Stan
Holder,
December
2012
Christmas Means No More Gloom Isaiah 9:1-7 TNIV The people of Israel had seen enough distressing,
Christmas Means No More Gloom
Isaiah 9:1-7 TNIV
The people of Israel had seen enough distressing, dark, gloomy days (:1-2). Like the children of Israel,
we have seen enough distressing, dark and gloomy days. Isaiah promised Israel that there would be no
more gloom, because unto us a child has been born (:6). Because of the birth of Christ, the promise to
Israel is our promise, There will be no more gloom (:1), because, unto us a child has been born (:6).
There is no more gloom for us, because Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor.
There is no more gloom for us, because Jesus is our Mighty God.
There is no more gloom for us, because Jesus is our way to the Everlasting Father.
There is no more gloom for us, because Jesus is our Prince of Peace.
The best life lived without Christ is filled with despair and gloom, because of the bondage to sin, the
oppression of guilt, the absence of hope, the dread of doubt, the despair of disbelief, and the anticipation
of death without resurrection.
The most difficult life that is lived with Christ is brightened by the light of Christ. The greatest distress is
relieved by the grace of God. Sin is forgiven. Guilt is expunged. Hope is renewed. Faith is instilled.
Sickness is vanquished. Death is defeated. Life continues forever.
This Christmas, let’s abandon the gloomy life of sin, guilt, doubt, despair, and death. Instead, let’s
embrace the glorious life of faith, hope and love in Christ.
Stan Holder, December 2012

The Kentucky Challenge —A monthly publication of the Kentucky Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God

NEWS &info Pastor’s Reports Brandenburg, Glad Tidings AG—One person was baptized in the Holy Spirit Cadiz,
NEWS
&info
Pastor’s Reports
Brandenburg, Glad Tidings AG—One person
was baptized in the Holy Spirit
Cadiz, Word of Hope— 4 teenagers gave their
lives to the Lord!
Clinton, First AG—2 people received salvation
Danville, Cornerstone AG—2 people were
saved, one was baptized in the Holy Spirit and 4
people joined the church
Greenville, First AG— 5 people were baptized in
water
Harrodsburg, Lighthouse AG— 2 people were
saved
Lawrenceburg, Full Gospel AG— 3 people
received salvation and 2 people were baptized in
water
Madisonville, Abundant Grace AG— 11 people
received salvation, 9 people were baptized in
water and 5 people joined the church
Raceland, First AG—15 people received the gift
of salvation
Radcliff, Lifeline AG—4 people received
salvation
Evangelist’s Reports
Chaplain Emil Herzog reports that in meetings
during July, August and September, in which he
has ministered, there have been 64 decisions for
Christ and 5 people were baptized in water.
Chaplain Don Carver reports that in the month of
October, there were 25 salvations (some were re-
dedications) and five Holy Spirit Baptisms.

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Roy Bennett ________________270.232.4941

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Gary Churchman _____________502.222.8141

Harold Clayborn _____________859.792.1252

Nathan Cockrill

417.350.2790

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Benjamin Dock ______________859.737.5674

Mary Dorgan ________________859.653.0694

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Ryan Lewis

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Philip Reed

270.999.6236

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Terry Rigsby ________________270.265.5016

Bill Robinson

859.322.8989

Ottis Rose

859.771.8208

LaVern Snyder

502.241.4082

Lana Tilley

502.229.5446

Joe Timberlake ______________270.799.8974

James Turner

812-621-7026

C. Leigh Wiles ______________502.485.9955

Mark Wilhoite

502.424.1909

Robert Young

859.473.0484

KY ASSEMBLIES OF GOD DISTRICT LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE PRESBYTERY

 

JOSEPH S. GIRDLER

ASST. SUPERINTENDENT ..........

JERRY

PARRITT

SECRETARY/TREASURER

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STAN

HOLDER

GENERAL PRESBYTER .......

JOSEPH

S. GIRDLER

GENERAL PRESBYTER .…

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STAN

HOLDER

GENERAL

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EAL GORDON

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KENTUCKY DISTRICT ..............

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HONORARY PRESBYTERS KENTUCKY DISTRICT ................

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KENTUCKY

SNYDER

DISTRICT MINISTERS

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ROYAL RANGERS

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SPECIAL TOUCH

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KUSUM NEAL...............................…...502.867.7097

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CHURCH PLANTING DIRECTOR

OFFICE......................................…….502.544.3288

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SHARON FRIDGE.........................……502.545.1980

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WOMENS MINISTRIES

LEE WILLIAMS.................................270.351.4655

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BRIAN NEUGENT.................................502.241.7111

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YOUTH DIRECTOR

PAUL BRANNAN…………………… 417.337.0695

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KYM@KYAG.ORG

PEBRANNAN@AOL.COM

YOUTH ALIVE

MUSIC DIRECTOR

RODNEY GOODLETT............................502.241.7111

ANTHONY MARTIN...........................859.312.4624

YA@KYAG.ORG

PASTORANTHONY@TRUELIFEAG.ORG

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Information Changes and Transfers

Minister’s Changes of Address

John Lear (ORD) 39 Santa Rosa Ct. Elizabethtown, KY 42701-4763

Andrew (CER) and Monica (LIC) Pitts 136 Winding Way Dr, Frankfort, KY 40601-3068

Anthony Nelson (ORD) PO Box 201353, Anchorage, AK 99520-1353

Transfer Out

Douglas Wolfrath to South Carolina District.

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2013 PRAYER
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CONFERENCE
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Prayer, Fellowship,
Host Pastor:
at Cornerstone
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Assembly Danville
Tom Lane
Opening Session - 2:00 to 4:30pm
Evening Session - 7:00pm
Morning Session - 9:00am
Dismissal - 11:30am
Superintendent:
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